Position

Partner

Index

Corporate Lawyers, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Legal

Location

London

Advice type

Corporate

Corporate governance

ESG

Fund management

Regulatory

Sector Focus

Legal Advisory Services

Geographical Focus

Jersey

Singapore

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

Customer Type

Solicitor

Rosalyn Breedy

Spear’s Review

Rosalyn Breedy works with financial services entrepreneurs and wealth management clients, offering corporate, financial services and commercial advice. A partner at Simons Muirhead Burton until 2022, she is now in her own firm, Breedy Henderson.

She has advised the founders of a new litigation fund on regulation concerning the promotion of financial products in the UK and has provided advice on the rise of digital assets. She also acts on outsourcing and due diligence for potential acquisitions and has a keen interest in the development of new technology products and business models.

Bringing an academic rigour to the financial world, Breedy is widely regarded as an authoritative and forward-looking figure in finance. She told Spear’s: ‘If you want to do a deal, particularly if you want to do an innovative deal, being in London is the right place to do it.’

Adviser Profile

Rosalyn Breedy is a top-tier corporate, fund and financial services lawyer recognised for work with family offices, financial services entrepreneurs and wealth management heavyweights in the UK and internationally. 

Highlights include advising on the establishment of a discretionary wealth management business and model B outsourcing, advising international investment managers looking to set up operations in UK and to market in Europe, setting up of family investment companies and new family offices as well as advising on their direct private equity investments. 

Breedy also established F21, which helps forward-thinking financial businesses to take a proactive approach to embracing change in the sector. ‘The aim is to provide a safe space and an opportunity for the financial services professionals to hear about developments and discuss challenges, particularly in regard to regulation and governance, post Brexit developments, ESG, diversity and inclusion,’ she explains. 

Breedy advises clients aligning the goals of the differing generations within the investment context of a post-pandemic world requiring focus on climate change, social and racial inequity, underpinned by strong governance, integrity and ethics. 

She sees the ‘great wealth transfer’ as an opportunity for next-gens. ‘They are typically highly educated and well-travelled, yet very respectful of the legacy their parents have built,’ she notes. ‘They want to ensure their wealth is being used for good.’ 

She helps clients to implement that advice by working with family businesses on setting up their family offices.  

She serves as a non-executive to a number of company boards in the financial services sector, advising on governance and bringing to bear her experience in advising companies and funds. 

Rated band one top tier in Chambers Family offices and Fund structuring UK and appearing in Chambers on the Citywealth Leaders List, she is described as ‘one of a kind: thoughtful, proactive, drawing on a wealth of experience to promote and safeguard the interests of her clients.’ 

From advising on UK acquisitions, private equity and cross-border financial and environmental, social and governance regulations, she is a trusted adviser. ‘She’s an outstanding professional, who impressed me throughout the process,’ one client reported. 

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2024, Corporate Lawyers, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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